Well, I wasn’t crazy after all, at least not about my Nikon D3. Nikon has replaced the entire focusing assembly on my D3 (according to my local camera store), which called me to tell me it’s ready for pick-up. I pick up the repaired D3 tomorrow. How does this stuff get past quality control? Now I must test the camera, because there is no guarantee they fixed it properly (versus just putting in new parts and praying)—never take such things for granted.
Anyway, it’s not every day that one observes a house cat catching, toying with, and then devouring a gopher—I could use several such devoted cats in my yard! The D3’s focusing problem ruined most of my shots of this series. A tip for any cats reading this: brains are the tastiest part, then work your way down, the feet can be discarded, but the rest is yummy.